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PSL match report: Bloemfontein Celtic and Maritzbrug United draw

Posted: 7 April 2013 Time: 16:59

Maritzburg United held on for a valuable 1-1 away draw against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic started the more positive of the two sides and had a great opportunity to take the lead in the 20th minute, when Letladi Madubanya played the ball across the face of goal, but somehow Maritzburg cleared their lines without Tladi Majake or Rodrick Mutuma being able to stab the ball home.

Delron Buckley created the first chance for Maritzburg in the 37th minute, controlling with his chest before hitting a stinging strike towards goal, but Patrick Tignyemb was up to the task, and tipped the ball over crossbar.

United then opened the scoring completely against the run of play, when Tignyemb was unable to overpower Cuthbert Malajila in the air and the ball fell to Byrone Hendricks at the far post, who tapped into an empty net.

Siwelele equalised immediately after the break, when Mduduzi Nyanda dribbled the ball into the box before hitting a sweetly timed shot past Shu-Aib Walters 30 seconds into the half.

The goal gave Celtic renewed energy and Mutuma, on debut, had a great chance to give them the lead on the hour mark, after the ball evaded everybody in the box from a free-kick before falling at his feet, but he was unable to direct a strong effort towards goal, from point blank range.

Phunya Sele Sele had another good opportunity to take the lead when second half substitute Vuyani Ntanga got on the end of a long throw by Limbikani Mzava, but the striker blasted his shot over the crossbar.

Tsietsi Mahoa nearly snatched all three points for Celtic in the final minute, hitting a fierce effort from outside the area, but he only managed to trouble the post.

Despite dominating possession, Celtic had to settle for a draw, dropping to 10th on the log, while Maritzburg move up into fifth.

Previous comments on this story...

Chief - Champ Salakiaku
posted: 05:03 pm
If you have Middendorp as a coach,just expect more draws than wins
Lister wa lesele
posted: 06:08 pm
The standard of refereeing has gone from Bad to Worse in South African football,,,look at how my keeper was pushed to the ground completely off the ball, and the referee was dumb enough to allow the controversial goal! But ha rea fella matla,,we will bounce back
Lister wa lesele
posted: 06:11 pm
Mxm the less said about the referee the better,,look at how the keeper was pushed to the ground ey ey ey
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 06:31 pm
Minderdraw ups his game,along with his players when they play against the 'big teams' just like those madalas from Swallows just to prove a point
posted: 06:35 pm
Small Teams like Celtic perform only when they face the former African Champions League Champions in OPFC and that is the reason of their downfall and one of the reason why they are so average evin the likes of wits ,tuks amd Platinum Stars are much better and rated higher than Celtics. Congratulations to Maritzburg United they really deserved to finish in the top 5 of the log come may end.

Buccaneer by birth!!! AMEN.
Sgoloza82 *Golden Champ*
posted: 06:49 pm
Ayeye liyez' ikhosi... AGAIN...
Glorified Sendino
posted: 08:26 pm
Decision making in front of goals cost Celtics 2points....the score should have been 4+....i think referee's assistants are becoming useless in the PSL
posted: 10:08 pm
Stupid refrees!
The Elite
posted: 11:05 pm
posted: 11:13 pm
Glad to see my boy Heini Isaacks gettin a regular run in the team...
posted: 08:22 am
@Sendino,what your saying is so true, hey. Normally when a team is not performing we blame the coach's. But in Celtic's case it is just pure bad decision making from the players side that is costing the team big time
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